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Cancer Stem Cells and Tumor Metastasis: First Steps Into Uncharted Territory

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Cancer Stem Cells and Tumor Metastasis: First Steps Into Uncharted Territory

Piero Dalerba et al. Cell Stem Cell.

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In several forms of human cancer, only a phenotypic subset of cancer cells, usually termed "cancer stem cells" (CSC), can initiate tumor growth when transplanted. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Hermann et al. (2007) analyze the relationship between CSC and tumor metastasis.

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